January 3, 2015
A few of you have expressed that you couldn’t wear unrelieved black, and that you’re quite grateful that this isn’t your dress code! You can easily see that it’s a challenge to look like “yourself” in a way that’s distinct from all of your coworkers if you’re all wearing black. That’s why I was happy to hear that many people in this uniform are at least allowed to wear whatever accessories strike their fancy.
Today, inspired by my neighbor who wears a turquoise and coral necklace EVERY DAY, I chose accessories that all have turquoise, coral (fake coral, of course) and gold, and which include texture or detail. When you see these items together, you can see the DNA that links them, I hope. And on the imaginary woman who wears them, you would begin, after a few days, to recognize her personal stamp of creativity on her otherwise very simple uniform.
Never discount the effect of a small ornament in your hair. Nothing excessive, and preferably something functional. I recently had photographs taken, and was surprised to see how nice my pearl headband looked peeking out through my curls. It was a surprisingly pretty little touch…